Prem trio keen on Robben’s English return

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Dutch reports claim Premier League trio Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are all keen on bringing winger Arjen Robben back to England.

Magazine Voetbal International is reporting that Italian giants Juventus are also interested in taking the player away from Bayern Munich in the summer, with the 28-year-old’s contract set to expire in 2013.

Robben has already spent three years with Chelsea, signing at Stamford Bridge in 2004 after spells with Groningen and PSV Eindhoven in the Eredivisie.

After winning two Premier League crowns under the guidance of Jose Mourinho at Chelsea, Robben switched to Real Madrid in 2007, and then two years later moved to his current home in the Bundesliga.

But, with less than 18 months remaining on his contract at the Allianz Arena, speculation has begun to circulate over his long-term future, with Robben admitting earlier in the month that he was considering all his options.

"I don’t have an ideal situation in Germany. I am now considering the options I have and I will get," The Daily Mirror reported Robben as saying earlier this month.

The Dutchman’s return to the capital would be well received on the King’s Road, should it be to Chelsea, with Robben still a firm fans’ favourite from his time with the Blues.

For Arsenal, the arrival of Robben could serve as a major advantage in the fight to keep his compatriot Robin Van Persie at the Emirates Stadium, whilst beating Roberto Di Matteo’s side to the last Champions League qualifying place would also be a huge advantage for the Gunners.

Harry Redknapp is looking to take Tottenham Hotspur to the next level, although the wheels have recently started to come off at White Hart Lane as they look to secure a return to Europe’s top table.

If they can finish in the top four this season though, Spurs will need to strengthen for another crack at the competition next season, and the addition of world-class Robben would be a major coup for the white half of north London.

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